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Vocabulary - adjectives to describe technology

adjectives to describe technology

This is a standalone lesson but it can also be used as part of the set titled:

Exercise 4

Exercise 6

LESSON OVERVIEW

The main objectives of this lesson are to:

  • practise the use of adjectives to describe technology,
  • compare modern devices, 
  • listen for specific information,
  • respond to information from a text.

Students learn about wearable technologies from two videos and a text. They talk about cutting-edge wearable devices like the Levi’s® jacket, the Ai Pin and smartwatches. Students also get the chance to use adjectives they learn.

B1 / Intermediate60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE TECHNOLOGY

The lesson starts with a warm-up activity. Students look at pictures of four wearable devices (e.g. fitness tracker, VR headset) and say what they are used for. There are also some extra questions about the devices in the teacher’s note. Then, students match halves to create sentences about smartwatches. The sentences contain adjectives to describe technology (e.g. convenient, user-friendly, reliable). Students also choose three sentences which best explain why smartwatches are popular. You can also draw students’ attention to the word stress by doing an activity from the teacher’s note. Next, students talk about some devices using the adjectives.

VIDEOS & DISCUSSION

Students watch the first video (an ad) and finish some statements about the device presented in it. Then, they think about three questions they would like to ask about how the device works. They watch the second video (an interview) and see if their questions were answered. After that, students discuss questions. For instance, they talk about the product from the video, how they would test it and whether they would buy it. They also choose which of the adjectives to describe technology they would use to talk about the device. Next, students read a short text about Ai Pin and create sentences using the adjectives. Finally, students choose an option from a pair and explain their choice. For example, they decide if they would buy the Levi’s jacket or the Ai Pin. 

HOMEWORK/REVISION

This lesson plan also includes an additional task that you can use as homework or revision. In the task, students practise the use of adjectives to describe technology. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.

WORKSHEETS

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  1. Victoria M

    Ever since you changed the lessons and formats, the quality has declined. Shorter presentations, less content… the topics are interesting but it is not the same. What a shame 🙁

    1. Ewa

      Hi, Victoria. Standard lessons are as they used to be: of the same length, with a focus on vocabulary or grammar, with several speaking tasks. Additionally, each standard lesson now has a revision task. We’re sorry you feel the lesson quality has declined. We’d be happy to hear more from you. Please email us at [email protected].

  2. Sarah A

    I agree with Victoria, the previous format was more lively and has more of a friendly vibe to it, where as the new one’s dull and feels a bit old. In fact, my students were the ones who drew my attention to it first, nontheless, the topics are awesome and are still as interesting. Thanks for your awesome work, it’s still my fav site <3

    1. Stan

      Thanks for your comment, Sarah! We want to learn more about that feedback so I hope you don’t mind if I can contact you personally about that via email.

  3. оля гурьева

    Honestly, I don’t see any difference with the previous lessons. There is a lot to talk about, cool videos, and a lot of practice. I live in Ukraine, so I chose this topic to not overload my students as the year is about to finish and everyone is pretty tired, so for me now it’s an advantage that the lesson is quite light. My A2 strong students are enjoying it.

    1. Ewa

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

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